Science Headlines

2014

10.21.14FROM THE LABS

Super Stable Garnet Ceramics May Be Ideal For High-Energy Lithium BatteriesExternal link

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs. Read More »

10.21.14FROM THE LABS

Puzzling New Behavior Found in High-Temperature SuperconductorsExternal link

Research by an international team led by SLAC and Stanford scientists has uncovered a new, unpredicted behavior in a copper oxide material that becomes superconducting – conducting electricity without any loss – at relatively high temperatures. Read More »

10.20.14FROM THE LABS

Atomic Trigger Shatters Mystery of How Glass DeformsExternal link

A new study at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has cracked one mystery of glass to shed light on the mechanism that triggers its deformation before shattering. Read More »

10.17.14FROM THE LABS

Could I Squeeze By You? Ames Laboratory Scientists Model Molecular Movement Within Narrow Channels of Mesoporous NanoparticlesExternal link

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed deeper understanding of the ideal design for mesoporous nanoparticles used in catalytic reactions, such as hydrocarbon conversion to biofuels. Read More »

10.17.14FROM THE LABS

Protons Hog the Momentum in Neutron-Rich NucleiExternal link

A team of researchers, including scientists from Old Dominion University, Penn State and Florida International University, used data from experiments at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility to show that protons and neutrons that have briefly paired up in the nucleus have higher-average momentum. Read More »

10.16.14FROM THE LABS

Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion BatteriesExternal link

Supercomputer simulations at Berkeley Lab provide a path to better designs. Read More »

10.16.14FROM THE LABS

ORNL Research Reveals Unique Capabilities of 3-D PrintingExternal link

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional manufacturing processes. Read More »

10.15.14FROM THE LABS

A Global Natural Gas Boom Alone Won't Slow Climate ChangeExternal link

Comprehensive analysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows that natural gas could displace both coal and low-emitting energy sources over the long term Read More »

10.15.14FROM THE LABS

Séamus Davis Selected to Receive New Grant for Exploring Exotic Quantum PhenomenaExternal link

Davis will receive $1.8 Million over five years to explore new problems in quantum physics, to develop new techniques to probe the quantum matter in different kinds of materials, and possibly to delve into the quantum nature of space-time itself. Read More »

10.15.14FROM THE LABS

Dust Takes Detour on Ice-Cloud JourneyExternal link

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Lab found that pollution-coated particles bypass ice formation, but influence clouds. Read More »

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